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Document ID (ISN)62312
CIS number 94-910
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Andersen J.H., Gaardboe O.
Title Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and upper limb among sewing machine operators: A clinical investigation
Bibliographic information Dec. 1993, Vol.24, No.6, p.689-700. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Results of a clinical study of an age-stratified random sample of 82 sewing machine operators and 25 controls (auxiliary nurses and home helpers). Four groups, according to years of being a sewing machine operator, consisted of: (controls) 25; (0-7 years) 21; (8-15 years) 25; and (more than 15 years) 36. The numbers of the main clinical diagnoses in the four groups were: cervicobrachial fibromyalgia (myofascial pain syndrome) 2, 4, 11, 24; cervical syndrome 0, 1, 3, 10; and rotator cuff syndrome 1, 1, 6, 11. The observed exposure-response relationship between clinical outcomes and years as a sewing machine operator was maintained when adjusting for current exposure musculoskeletal strain and other potential confounders.
Descriptors (primary) morbidity; occupation disease relation; clothing industry; musculoskeletal diseases; women; sewing
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; symptoms; neck disorders; upper extremity disorders; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system